Monday, November 12, 2012


Mr. Wonderful & I have been married for 5.5 years and I have wanted a house for 5.5 years. Instead we have rented 6 different rentals. Yes 6! We have had to move due to jobs, needing more space, mold, and owners going into foreclosure.

In the past 5.5 years we have worked with 4 different realtors and been approved that many times too. Offers were never accepted and my husband was not completely sure about becoming a homeowner. We have laid the house owning business down time after time. I have cried to Mr. Wonderful and to God, about my desire of wanting to own a house. A house that we could make into a home. A house that would allow us to grow our family. A house that we could serve and bless others. A house devoted to honoring God. A house that we could FINALLY & COMPLETELY settle into.

I did not know why it was taking so long, but now I understand.

God was preparing our hearts, our life, and our location, and our house! If we would of bought with the previous attempts we would of been in the wrong city, wrong house, with wrong hearts, and wrong timing.

This time around we started looking on August 19th 2012. We had found a great realtor who was referred to us by our awesome mortgage loan agent. My husband states that the realtor and I had kindred hearts. We were both determined to find a house ASAP and would make a way out of no way to go see a house as soon as it caught our eyes on the Internet. We placed our 1st offer on a house that we were very interested in on Aug 29th and another offer beat ours. It took us a couple of days to get over it, but we did.

We looked at a total of 9 houses when it was all said & done. Which was great because had a lot of comparisons to go by. We got to see different layouts, backyard spaces, neighbors, how much work & money we would have to put into the houses, and proximity from major destinations(freeways,parks,grocery stores, and family). On September 6th we found the next house we wanted to put an offer on. It came on the market on a Monday and we placed an offer on a Thursday morning. The offer was countered & we accepted on Friday the 7th. Escrow took 60 days( the longest 60 days in my life). We got the keys in our hands last week,November 6th 2012!!!!!!

We own a house today in which we BOTH love and wanted a 100%!!! A house that is right in between both of our families(about 15 miles each way). A house that we can afford. A house with some of our hearts desires: on a court, updated, spacious, a huge backyard, and around the corner from a park.

I have had to lay the house dream down so many times in the past and wait on my husband & God. I am so glad that I completely laid it down. Now it feels so perfect to be in Gods timing and on one accord with Mr. Wonderful!
While waiting I meditated on these scriptures:
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.


Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How exciting! Congratulations! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Shawn said...

Yay!!!! Congrats! So happy for you and your beautiful family. We bought a house almost a year ago. We too rented here for 6 years and went through many terrible rentals and landlords, and even had one rental go into foreclosure as you experienced, forcing us to scramble to find another rental on short notice. Thankfully we prayed and planned. I was not completely confident it would happen but told my husband what's meant to be ours will be ours. The process went so smoothly I knew we were being blessed beyond what we imagined. Again, I'm so happy for you because I can totally relate. Now enjoy making your awesome house into a home :).

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